Anthony Weiner is finally coming clean about his double life as a serial sexter – admitting that he has had online affairs with 'hundreds of women' since 2009 and knowingly engaged in at least two explicit video chats with an underage girl.
He also says he should avoid jail time because he became a 'national pariah' after the FBI investigation into his sexting prompted the bureau to reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server just days before the presidential election.
It is for [our son] that I write this letter,' she wrote.'Whatever else Anthony has done, he loves [our son].'Abedin, a long-time aide to Hillary Clinton, acknowledged in the letter that she was devastated by Weiner's actions and believes he should still face consequences.'This is not a letter I ever imagined I would write, but, with Anthony, I have repeatedly found myself in circumstances I never imagined.
His name was removed from court documents made public Thursday, and large portions were redacted. Cote.'I hope the Court will take [our son] into consideration as it weighs all it has to in considering Anthony's sentence,' she added.
Weiner's parents and brother also wrote to the judge, as did members of his recovery program for sex addiction.'I am writing regarding the sentencing for Anthony Weiner, my husband, from whom I have filed for divorce,' wrote Abedin in a letter to U. 'As would any parent, if there has to be a negative impact on [our son], I would like it to be as small as possible.'Abedin said that despite Weiner's faults – including his repeated 'sexting' relationships that destroyed his political career and reputation – her estranged husband has always been a devoted father to their son.'Anthony and I have a wonderful son, [Jordan], who is [five] years old and is the light of our life.
While examining Weiner's laptop, investigators stumbled over new emails from Hillary Clinton's private server – prompting FBI Director James Comey to reopen the Clinton email investigation just days before the election.
Weiner argues that the teenager intentionally saved and documented her conversations with him in order to impact the presidential race – a goal she allegedly admitted to federal investigators.'[O]ne of her goals in capturing Anthony's bad behavior had been to influence the outcome of the presidential election,' said the memo.
He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, but prosecutors have requested between 21 and 27 months.